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Magnolia stellata (Siebold & Zuch.) Maxim. Magnoliaceae. Star magnolia. Small flowering tree. Distribution: Japan. Named for the French botanist and physician, Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), Professor of Botany and Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Montpelier. Charles Plumier (1646-1704) named a tree on Martinique after him (Magnolia) and the name was continued by Linnaeus (1753). No medicinal use. This is a very ancient genus of flowering plants. Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
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Travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia, made between the years 1770 and 1779. In four volumes. ... The second edition. By Charles Peter Thunberg, M.D. Knight of the Order of Vasz, Professor of Botany in the University of Upsal, and Member of various academies and learned societies both in Sweden and other countries.
- Thunberg, Carl Peter, 1743-1828.